Spring Forward

I didn’t know this about New Zealand (well, that’s a long list).  They have daylight savings time, and it ended early this morning.  Which meant we all (those of us who remembered) put our clocks one hour forward when we woke up this morning.  Seems like I just did this in March…… I was offContinue reading “Spring Forward”

You Know You’re in Dunedin When…..

You come home from work, and find 2 cubic meters of wood to stack. Yesterday I ordered 2 cubic meters of wood to be delivered to my house.  I figured out I needed this when the prior night I froze my bu– off on a particularly cold night.  To be fair, the property agent saidContinue reading “You Know You’re in Dunedin When…..”

One month in Dunedin

One month already gone by.  I vividly remember writing a post about my first week in Dunedin, and now that seems so long ago…. and just like yesterday. Today is the perfect anniversary of being in Dunedin one month.  This morning I walked to the hospital, surprised it was so warm outside.  I had worn,Continue reading “One month in Dunedin”

A little something for everyone….

The wines of New Zealand….. If you buy your wines in the US, there is probably a small section of your favorite wine store which has New Zealand wines.  This photo was not taken at a wine store, but rather at the supermarket.  I haven’t counted all the wines (yet) or tasted them all (yet),Continue reading “A little something for everyone….”

If you like to watch……..

My travel wings have been clipped.  On Monday I started work on the medical wards (for real, since over the past two weeks I was just helping and was an extra wheel) in which I have my own team of a registrar (resident), house officer (intern) and two medical students.  I am on service forContinue reading “If you like to watch……..”

Four Seasons in one Day (Part 2).

Let’s see…..where did we leave off?  It rained hard Friday night, then was sunny Saturday morning, then off to the Farmer’s market…yes, it’s all coming back to me now.   I returned from the Farmer’s market and stored by wares in my cosy little apartment.  Then, it started to rain, not 90 minutes after those photographsContinue reading “Four Seasons in one Day (Part 2).”

Four seasons in one (farmer’s market) day. Part 1

Last night I sat at my desk by the window, and listened to the rain.  Tonight, I sit at the same desk watching the last bits of twilight fade away.  For a brief moment the heavy cloud cover was golden, but those vibrant colors quickly faded and now have turned to gray.  It is, again,Continue reading “Four seasons in one (farmer’s market) day. Part 1”

It is not always sunny in Dunedin

It is dark outside, nearing 9 o’clock in the evening.  It’s the kind of dark you experience only in the in the winter, where twilight doesn’t linger, but instead soon after the sun sets the light is quickly swallowed.   The rain, which has pelted my window for the last several hours, has dissipated.  We wereContinue reading “It is not always sunny in Dunedin”

I’ll be right there for your X-ray, Mr. Smith!

So I ordered a portable chest X-ray the other day.  And I waited…..and waited.  Finally, they wheeled this old thing around the corner!  The good thing, I was thinking as I watched them X-ray Mr. Smith’s chest, was that he benefited in two ways from the X-ray.  First, we would (eventually) get a look atContinue reading “I’ll be right there for your X-ray, Mr. Smith!”

Happy 98th Birthday, Grandma! And…Hey, where’s the alcohol (wipe)!

Today is my Grandmother’s 98th birthday.  I’d point her out in the photograph, but I’ll bet you can do that without my prompting.  With her are two of my (three) sons, Ryan to her immediate right and then Matthew, and to the left is my sister Karen.  I sure wish I could have been there. Continue reading “Happy 98th Birthday, Grandma! And…Hey, where’s the alcohol (wipe)!”